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The Promise of International Law Collection

We have collected together 25 articles and book chapters based around "The Promise of International Law", the 2020 theme of the American Society of International Law annual meeting (currently postponed). The three sections below reflect on the failures and successes of international law in the last few decades, and the current role international law plays in helping achieve global justice, sustainable development, and international peace and security.

All content featured below from Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law, the Max Planck Encyclopedias of International Law, and Oxford Scholarship Online is free to access until 30th June 2020.

 

Global Justice and Human Rights

Confronting the Pathologies of International Law: From Neoliberalism to Justice
From The Misery of International Law: Confrontations with Injustice in the Global Economy, by John Linarelli, Margot E Salomon, and Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah.

The Divisible College of International Lawyers
From Is International Law International? by Anthea Roberts.
2018 ASIL award winner: Certificate of Merit for a preeminent contribution to creative scholarship

Ensuring Access to Information: International Law’s Contribution to Global Justice
By Eyal Benvenisti. From The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline? edited by Heike Krieger, Georg Nolte, and Andreas Zimmermann.

The Foundation for Children’s Rights
From The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Commentary, edited by John Tobin.
2020 ASIL award winner: Certificate of Merit for high technical craftsmanship and utility to lawyers and scholars

Global Justice, Global Governance, and International Law: Comment on Eyal Benvenisti
By Maurice Kamto. From The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline? edited by Heike Krieger, Georg Nolte, and Andreas Zimmermann.

Legal and Ethical Approaches to Global Justice: The Dialogue of the (Near-)Deaf
From The Thin Justice of International Law: A Moral Reckoning of the Law of Nations by Steven R. Ratner.

The United Nations: What it Does. Improving Social Conditions
From: Oppenheim's International Law: United Nations Volumes I and II. By Dame Rosalyn Higgins DBE QC, Philippa Webb, Dapo Akande, Sandesh Sivakumaran, and James Sloan.
2019 ASIL award winner: Certificate of Merit for high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars

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Sustainable Development

Climate Governance Beyond the United Nations Climate Regime
From International Climate Change Law, by Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, and Lavanya Rajamani.
2018 ASIL award winner Certificate of Merit in a specialized area of international law

The Future of Global Governance for Health: Putting Rights at the Center of Sustainable Development
By Michel Sidibé, Helena Nygren-Krug, Bronwyn McBride and Kent Buse. From Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World, edited by Benjamin Mason Meier and Lawrence O. Gostin.

Institutions
From Feminist Dialogues on International Law: Success, Tensions, Futures, by Gina Heathcote.

Human Health and Human Rights: Intergenerational Equity, Ocean Governance, and the United Nations
By Malgosia Fitzmaurice. From The IMLI Treatise On Global Ocean Governance: Volume II: UN Specialized Agencies and Global Ocean Governance. General editor David Attard, and volume editors Malgosia Fitzmaurice and Alexandros Ntovas.

Intergenerational Equity
By Edith Brown Weiss. From the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law.

Scholarly and Practitioner Accounts of UN Treaty-Making: Environment and Sustainable Development
By Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger and Alexandra Harrington. From The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Treaties, edited by Simon Chesterman, David M. Malone, and Santiago Villalpando.

Sustainable Development
By Ulrich Beyerlin. From the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law.

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International Peace and Security

Collective Security
By Erika de Wet and Sir Michael Wood. From the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law.

Collective Security and the Non-Use of Force: ‘Failures to Protect’ in International Law
By André Nollkaemper. From The Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International Law, edited by Marc Weller.

Compliance and Accountability: Regulating New Weapons Technology
By Rebecca Crootof. From The Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Law of Armed Conflict, edited by MAJ Ronald T.P. Alcala and Eric Talbot Jensen.

Cross-Cutting Issues and Common Provisions: The Concept of International Armed Conflict
By Andrew Clapham. From The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary, edited by Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta, and Marco Sassòli.
2017 ASIL award winner: Certificate of Merit for high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars

Cyber Operations
By Daragh Murray. From Practitioners' Guide to Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict, edited by Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Françoise Hampson, Charles Garraway, Noam Lubell, and Dapo Akande.

The History of Multinational Military Operations and Contemporary Legal Challenges
By Robin Geiß, Heike Krieger, and Henning Lahmann. From The 'Legal Pluriverse' Surrounding Multinational Military Operations, edited by Robin Geiß and Heike Krieger.

Justice in Conflict
From Justice in Conflict: The Effects of the International Criminal Court’s Interventions on Ending Wars and Building Peace by Mark Kersten.

Law and Morality
From Law and Morality at War, by Adil Ahmad Haque.

Prohibition of Use of Force
By Oliver Dörr. From the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law.

Right to Peace, International Protection
By Djacoba Liva Tehindrazanarivelo and Robert Kolb. From the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law.

The Use of Force Against Terrorism: A New War for a New Century?
From International Law and the Use of Force (4th Edition), by Christine Gray

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Oxford Journals

The Promise of International Law - Journals Collection
How much can we, as a society, rely on international law to provide us with direction and stability during these ambiguous times? Explore a curated reading list, made up of articles from across 20 Oxford University Press journals, and broaden your knowledge of how international law plans to address key global issues.

Best of Law
Explore our Best of Law collection and read a selection of the most read articles from the Oxford University Press' Law journals portfolio published throughout 2019.

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Open Access Titles

The United Nations Convention Against Torture and its Optional Protocol: A Commentary (Second Edition)

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Protecting Animals Within and Across Borders

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Environmental Protection and Transitions from Conflict to Peace

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Applicable Law in Investor-State Arbitration

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Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations

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The Legal Effects of EU Agreements

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The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

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Blame it on the WTO?: A Human Rights Critique

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